Lifestyle Pets Sarah Paulson Begs for Help After Friend's Dog Allegedly Stolen by Rover Sitter "Anything to get her back home," Sarah Paulson wrote about her friend's dog By Charmaine Patterson Charmaine Patterson Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 16, 2022 10:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: clementineford/Instagram; Amy Sussman/Getty Sarah Paulson is pleading for help to find her friend's dog that she claims was stolen after being dropped off with a Rover sitter. On Monday, the 47-year-old actress supported her friend Clementine Ford -- daughter of The L Word's Cybill Shepherd -- who says her dog Winnie disappeared hours after she left the pup off with a woman from the pet sitting platform. In her post to announce Winnie's disappearance, Ford wrote, "Please help us. This woman was meant to be boarding our dog. Instead, she threw her collar in the trash and disappeared. Please spread far and wide. We will pay. We just want her back. #lostdog Mix maybe some golden? About 40 pounds. Stubb tail and one floppy ear." Sharing the post to her own Instagram Story, Paulson added, "Help. Spread the word. This woman stole my friend's dog. Share far and wide. I'm begging you." Sunny Hostin Rescues a Dog with Some Help from Sarah Paulson: 'Welcome Koko Chanel' The American Horror Story star later wrote on top of a photo of Winnie, "This dog has been stolen. Please share. Los Angeles...if you see her she belongs to @clementineford" Added Paulson with a photo of Ford and the pup: "Winnie needs your help. She was stolen. Please share. Anything to get her back home." On Monday, a spokesperson for Rover confirmed they are investigating the incident and trying to help find Winnie. "As pet parents ourselves, we feel terrible about the pain this situation has caused, and we join Winnie's family in hoping for her swift and safe return home," a spokesperson for Rover tells PEOPLE in a statement. "Our 24/7 Trust and Safety team took immediate action as soon as we learned she was missing, including offering a $500 reward, paying for flyers, and posting in online pet-finding websites, which send alerts to local shelters and veterinarians. Our team is also conducting a thorough investigation and we have suspended the sitter's account while the search continues. We have also fully refunded Winnie's family, and we're in active communication with them as we work to offer support and bring Winnie home." Pet Tiger Rescued from Houston Neighborhood Is 'Thriving and Happy' After One Year at Sanctuary Breaking down in tears, Ford explained what she believes happened to her dog in a video on her Instagram Story. "We boarded our dog through Rover with this woman who had done an enhanced background check and she disappeared with our dog. She did radio silence. If you could please go to my main page and just share it and share it and share it and maybe we can get her back," said Ford. "The kids are devastated. Obviously, I'm devastated. Especially for someone who has what I have, she was really important in keeping myself regulated and not anxious. Please help us." Ford, who adopted Winnie in December 2021, later added that she left her dog with the sitter "and her boyfriend at an apartment on Saturday morning. Then left town for my brother-in-law's wedding. We were in Palm Desert when we asked for photos or a video or something sat evening at 6 p.m. When she still hadn't responded to multiple messages in the morning we turned around and came back to LA, to the place where we dropped Winnie with them." RELATED VIDEO: Ethan the Rescue Dog Nominated for Hero Dog Award After Inspiring Recovery from Neglect "It was empty. No crate, no dog, no human, nothing. We contacted the management company who told us the apartment had been vacant for 6 days. Rover gave us her emergency contact info," said Ford. She continued and said after calling the emergency contact, they were told the woman's "phone had broken. She later told us Winnie had run away." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Ford added that by then there was "still nothing from" the woman they left their dog with, stating, "We've asked if they know where Winnie's things are so we can at least get them for when she comes home and got no response." She shared that she and her family filed a police report "with rocks in our stomachs because it was the only way to get into the apartment" and get the woman's last name. She pleaded for her dog to be returned and said there would be "no questions asked." The Los Angeles Police Department could not locate a police report filed by Ford.